Project - 1989 GTU clone

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Project - 1989 GTU clone

Postby themixer » Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:36 am

Time has come new project. more soon
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Re: Project - 1989 GTU clone

Postby CorvetteBeretta » Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:41 am

A crate of excitement!! KEEP THE UPDATES COMING!!


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Re: Project - 1989 GTU clone

Postby themixer » Fri Mar 27, 2015 9:54 am

Pallet arrived safely from Wisconsin
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Re: Project - 1989 GTU clone

Postby CorvetteBeretta » Sat Mar 28, 2015 8:01 pm

I kinda want a GTU wing.........


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Re: Project - 1989 GTU clone

Postby themixer » Mon Mar 30, 2015 1:19 pm

Put up a WTB sometimes it will surprise you what happens !



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Re: Project - 1989 GTU clone

Postby snowblindburd » Mon Mar 30, 2015 1:49 pm

Oooh, now this looks like fun! Looking forward to watching your progress!



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Re: Project - 1989 GTU clone

Postby themixer » Tue Mar 01, 2016 8:15 am

A lot has happened since posting this originally, my 1989 GT is quite mint rust free and OEM so its going to stay like that. The major problem on the car was that it does not have AC. Being a combination of being fat and old, I really enjoy that feature. So I bought another car, with A LOT help from Paul up in Quebec. Guess what it's a 1989 GT in white with 60,000 miles! I really hate white and not sure why all the berettas I have found non-rusty just happen to be white.

I traveled up to Quebec, went to Paul's house and was totally impressed by the car! So right there I knew it was the GTU car. Instead of driving it home as I wanted it to arrive safely, I called a transport company. This is when the problems started. Truck came right to Paul's house, I was so happy to get it loaded and have a trouble free drive home. Then 3 days later I got a call, they "claim" the hood flew up on the highway. An hour after it was picked up, at 60MPH, causing no damage to the windshield or roof. They claim mechanical failure, yet the latch works perfectly. Anyways something very fishy happened. Will update more on that later.

In more exciting news:

On Friday a rusted out 2001 3400 Impala just magically happened to be dropped off in my driveway. So it starts!

1. Remove the stock 2.8 from the new GTU install it in the 1989 GT original car. While its out all new gaskets
2. Send out the 1990 3 speed auto to be rebuilt with new clutches and a shift improvement kit.
3. Remove the 3400 paint it all new gaskets install it into the new GTU car.
4. repaint the GTU car, install body kit and refinished wheels.
5. Hopefully if time allows before before bfest, swap interior for GTZ grey.
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Re: Project - 1989 GTU clone

Postby themixer » Tue Mar 01, 2016 8:18 am

Pictures after the transport company shipped it :cry: AKA TACO HOOD
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Re: Project - 1989 GTU clone

Postby themixer » Tue Mar 01, 2016 8:19 am

parked safely in my garage awaiting a 3400 swap
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Re: Project - 1989 GTU clone

Postby heavywoody » Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:40 am

Nice pickup!

Although personally, I would keep the blue interior in it; they actually made white GTU's with blue interior and they are RARE as hell. And that interior looks pretty decent!
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Re: Project - 1989 GTU clone

Postby themixer » Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:50 am

May have to see if Brian will part with those blue GTZ seats



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Re: Project - 1989 GTU clone

Postby heavywoody » Tue Mar 01, 2016 1:44 pm

I might be able to permanently borrow them when I go get my trans from him lol


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Re: Project - 1989 GTU clone

Postby themixer » Wed Mar 02, 2016 5:50 am

Hood removed and wiring is starting to be labeled with my fancy pink tape
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Re: Project - 1989 GTU clone

Postby themixer » Wed Mar 09, 2016 10:32 am

Progress is being made, 3400 out 2.8 is out ! 1990 3.1 3 speed transmission is here !
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Re: Project - 1989 GTU clone

Postby themixer » Wed Mar 09, 2016 10:35 am

More pics engine is from a 2001 Impala with mega rust issues !
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